Just Moved from Competitor (AdGuard vs Ad Muncher)

Nameless

Beta Tester
Admuncher died ages ago, people believing there was going to be an update were fools (imo). Jeff aand Murry have been lying about the progress for, years.

Don't see why you necroed this thread tbh.
 

Boo Berry

Moderator + Beta Tester
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Not really that shocking to me. I kinda guessed Murray would run out of the funding to keep it afloat. It was a very dumb idea to make Ad Muncher free in the first place, at least until they had v5 released.

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Maybe the Adguard team can try to scoop up Jeff to help create filters? :p It wouldn't be a bad idea.
 

mysteriously

Beta Tester & Translator
Knowing that Ad Muncher 4.x does not filter encrypted connections and alternative ads filtering solutions are available, maybe they just didn't have money to run the company.
 

Boo Berry

Moderator + Beta Tester
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I don't believe they had any money when announced it being free. I read the topic there, and I saw this post;

all they can do is block network connections or hide elements.

I need the ability to modify or replace HTML directly and the ability to add any CSS or JS.

and many other things.
AFAIK, Adguard can and does. =)
 

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Not really that shocking to me. I kinda guessed Murray would run out of the funding to keep it afloat. It was a very dumb idea to make Ad Muncher free in the first place, at least until they had v5 released.
I think ad muncher was a burden to him. He was desperately trying to sell it last years, but I suppose the users count was too small to make it worth for Eyeo Gmbh or somebody else. So making the product free was a reasonable move to increase the users count (also it is the cheapest way, don't have to spend your time on improvements). But in the end it didn't come off..

Maybe the Adguard team can try to scoop up Jeff to help create filters? :p It wouldn't be a bad idea.
I'll think about it, it may be possible.
 

Innuendo

Beta Tester
I'll think about it, it may be possible.
I was a paid Ad Muncher user for many, many years. Putting aside Ad Muncher itself and Murray, Jeff was a stellar talent when it came to creating filters. You can look through the Ad Muncher forum & it's filled with the magic he was able to perform blocking ads.

AdGuard would be made better by his addition to the team.

(I don't know Jeff and only exchanged posts with him once or twice, but he was the reason why Ad Muncher was the top ad blocking program in the world for so long.)
 

WebRat

Beta Tester
I was a paid Ad Muncher user for many, many years. Putting aside Ad Muncher itself and Murray, Jeff was a stellar talent when it came to creating filters. You can look through the Ad Muncher forum & it's filled with the magic he was able to perform blocking ads.

AdGuard would be made better by his addition to the team.

(I don't know Jeff and only exchanged posts with him once or twice, but he was the reason why Ad Muncher was the top ad blocking program in the world for so long.)
Agree 100%, I also think Jeff would be a great asset to AdGuard.
 

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I can't contact Jeff on the forum as it seems that registration there does not work anymore.
Could anybody transmit my message to him?:)


Jeff, if you're still looking for a job, please send me an email to "am at adguard.com".
 

steve1209

Beta Tester
Andrey,

I sent Jeff a PM with the info as before I moved to Adguard, I was a licensed user of ad muncher and registered on the forum .
 

pegas

Beta Tester
Yeah, while Jeff is undoubtedly one of the best, if not the best, developer of advert filters he lacks certain decency towards clients. Look at AM forum and his comments, they are biting and obfuscating the truth about v5. So I hope that if he is taken on AG board he will well settle into AG team as well as among AG community.
 

mplynch90

New Member
After reading this thread linked from the AM forums, and doing some research on AG I very sadly said goodbye to AM.

I have been with them for at least 10 years and maybe longer with multiple lifetime licenses. I had preached to everyone for many years how nice their program was.

It is apparent the end is near for them, and while I don't feel sorry for Murray (he hasn't visited the forum since last October), I feel Jeff was left out to dry and was misled himself.

Anyway, without even trying the free trial I bought the 2+2 liftetime licenses, and the total price is pretty close to what I paid for my last single AM lifetime license (I have 3 of those).

In only a few minutes of browsing I have made these observations:

You Tube. No more ads. I had some ads initially, but I rebooted the computer and they seemed to be gone. How very nice. HTTPS filtering (or lack of it) was AM's downfall.

Browsing on my phone is a new treat again.

I don't have to disable AG to browse ESPN (the last couple of weeks with AM if I didn't disable filtering I had to constantly log back in).

I have made the switch, and I think I will be happy with it. I will miss AM, and I hope you guys can bring Jeff aboard, but it is what it is. There is no future there, so since my goal is to have relatively unobstructed browsing, this program seems the best, and from my limited viewings on this forum (I will explore more) seem to have a good support team.

Thanks to all.
 

ag_bug_finder

Beta Tester
Hello all. I have been an Ad Muncher user since day 1. I have always helped Murray and Jeff iron out issues, and have had many personal diagnostic builds built by Murray just for me to find some bugs for them. I have spent many hours of my own time finding bugs, offering suggestions and sent them countless thousands of website filer issues over this time. I have gotten Ad Muncher many hundreds of additional customers because I was the number one supporter of this product and bought a lifetime licence back at the VERY beginning.

However, I too, have gotten very frustrated and angered by their new 'attitude' and lack of respect for their customers. It seems like they think their customers are stupid and keep lying to us all.
I'm a bit ashamed as a man to say this, but I have fallen on very hard times recently and been laid off work, and with only my wife working and paying the mortgage and providing food for the family and everything else, I don't have any money to spend on buying an Adguard Licence. Is there any chance of having an ad supported version that is free? I guess that would be counter intuitive as you guys are for getting rid of ads. From what I've been reading, all good things, perhaps Santa can get me an Adguard Licence for Christmas.

I'm a Software Tester by trade, well, I was one. If you guys require to outsource some work, please don't hesitate to send some my way. I could use any money I can find this Christmas time, and the kids will definitely appreciate it. I'll start playing around with Adguard and will let you guys know of any issues I find anyway. Thanks for listening guys. Sorry about the downer bits, but just had to vent about my life to someone.
 

Boo Berry

Moderator + Beta Tester
Moderator
Yeah, you can test multiple platforms no problem (I currently test on three different platforms). Just follow the instructions here and tell Vasily you're interested in testing the Windows and Android builds. He'll set you up. ;)
 
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